Dr. VanPelt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in surgical treatment of foot and ankle sports injuries in adolescent and adult athletes, as well as foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction.
Dr. VanPelt earned his doctoral degree in podiatric medicine at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He completed a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and received advanced training through a podiatric sports medicine fellowship at Barry University in Miami, Florida.
Dr. VanPelt is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a past president of the Dallas County Podiatric Medical Society. He currently is on the board of directors of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, serving as Chairman of its continuing medical education committee. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and its computer-based patient simulation reconstructive rearfoot and ankle review committee. In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.
Dr. VanPelt has delivered scores of presentations, contributed to the book Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle, and published several academic articles related to his areas of expertise. In 2011, he earned the Texas Podiatric Medical Association’s Young Practitioner Award.